Minelab is preparing a new product 2017 – Minelab PRO-SONIC wireless headphones. Versatile, for any metal detector. Work on a ‘from transmitter to receiver with wired headphones’ principle. Is that the novelty you are expecting from Minelab?
As explained by the manufacturer (this new product hasn’t gone on sale yet), a Minelab PRO-SONIC adapter transmits a clear and fast audio signal using advanced wireless technologies. This will make it very easy for you to adjust the sound without tangled headphone cables.
Note that a Minelab PRO-SONIC wireless adapter has a built-in speaker and a 6.35 headphone socket. According to the manufacturer, the headphones should now be plugged not into the detector’s control box, but into the PRO-SONIC module. The latter itself can be attached to clothing using a special clip or by placing it into a breast pocket. A transmitting module is mounted on your metal detector (and is plugged into the headphone socket).
Minelab PRO-SONIC features:
- Fits most detector models from the Minelab range (and even some other brand machines)… The manufacturer is joking in such a manner ))
- Use of headpnones or built-in speaker.
- Volume can be adjusted right on the receiver.
- The longest sensing distance up to 10 meters.
- Comes supplied with Minelab SDC 2300, a headphone jack adapter.
- USB charger, 220V AC & 12V car chargers.
|Specification||Transmit Module||Receive Module|
|Radio frequency range||2.402 – 2.480 Ghz|
|Wireless range||?10 metres / 32 feet|
|Operating time||10 hours||16 hours|
|Stand-by time||50 days||100 days|
|RF transmission power||0 – +8dBm|
|Audio amplifier power||–||3 W|
|Audio distortion||<1% @ 1 kHz|
|Response time||<50 ms|
|Volume adjustment||–||7 levels|
2″ ? 1.38″ ? 0.63″
4.29″ ? 2.44″ ? 0.89″
|Weight||23 g / 0.8 oz||110 g / 3.8 oz|
Let me remind you: exactly the same novelty (wireless headphones for all metal detectors) has recently been announced by Garrett – Garrett Z-Lynk. This new product closely resembles another one – the Deteknix wireless headphones. So, that’s how the manufacturers live ))
It will probably have twice the battery life for thrice the price and four times as bulky as the competitors.
I hope they will release it soon, not in the end of 2017 :). I need it for e-trac… But I expect horrible price as JT wrote…
The Garrett Z-Lynk is listed on their site for $149.95. However, the way they have it listed shows that the unit comes with the set-up for a 1/4 inch plug. The set-up for the AT-Pro/ AT-Gold is listed as an accessory for $19.95. It sure would be nice if these items were available for Christmas.
Of course it will be expensive, this is Minelab we are talking about lol :D .
Minelab continues to sink to the abyss.
2017 will be a sad year for them.
“…Comes supplied with Minelab SDC 2300, a headphone jack adapter….”
Crap, if it really comes with a SDC 2300, you can put me down for a couple even if the price reaches $500!
Won’t work on any metal detector, iv had one and sold it it only seems to work on machines with mono speakers.
I’m having trouble with my pro sonic , good idea but I keep hearing static in the background all the time , minelab replaced the pro sonic set up but the replacement is exactly the same problem, static static static , not very happy , a lot of money spent but no joy !
What is the metal detector you use your pro sonic with?
May be your MD “pick up” static not pro sonic itself?
2.4GHz is too high frequency to sens any static!